- November 1, 2017
Post submitted by Jay Gilliam, Senior Global Programs Officer
HRC is now accepting applications to participate in the 2018 Global Innovative Advocacy Summit. Applications are open from November 1 - December 15, 2017 for participation April 9-12, 2018.
HRC is looking for applicants from all parts of the world who have a track record of innovative advocacy. We will select 30 applicants that span geography, cultural and organizational diversity, and sexual orientation, gender and gender identity. Scholarships to attend will be available for all applicants with need.
“I think it was very forward thinking of HRC to not only look outside of itself and the circumstances that Americans now have to work with but also look outward and see ways in which [HRC] can continue their engagement with people outside of the [United] States," 2017 Global Innovator Njeri Gateru from Kenya explained.
Since 2016, the Global Summit has brought together nearly 60 established and emerging advocates for the exchange of ideas and practices for advancing LGBTQ equality. In a dynamic environment, these Global Innovators, including HRC staff, showcase projects and approaches that improve the lives of LGBTQ people in their countries and communities. This will be the third annual Global Summit.
Watch past Global Innovator Njeri Gateru share more about her experience at the 2017 Global Summit and read the 2017 Global Summit report.
Learn more about past Global Summits here.